Pittsburgh’s 53rd Light Up Night Continues Grand Traditions

A map of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania with its nei...

A map of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania with its neighborhoods labeled. For use primarily in the list of Pittsburgh neighborhoods. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The 53rd-annual Light Up Night on Nov. 22 will offer an additional performance stage in Mellon Square, another new show in Market Square and a three-block area of Smithfield Street where you can enjoy nostalgic dancing in the street. And the Peoples Gas Holiday Market, returning for its sophomore year Nov. 23 to Dec. 23, will be twice the size of last year’s European-style Christmas market.

Mellon Square will host the new Northwest Savings Bank Stage, where Pittsburgh classic-rock bands The Elliotts and Totally 80s will perform on Light Up Night, overlooking Smithfield Street.

Nearby, at the Macy’s Stage on Smithfield Street, Gloria Gaynor will perform to coordinate with the unveiling of the famous Macy’s windows. And on Smithfield Street, visitors can “Dance Through the Decades” as they enjoy live music from the ’60s, ’70s and ’80s, along with laser effects and bubble machines.

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Gas Prices Falling This Holiday Season

Falling gas prices have brought a little bit of holiday cheer at the gas pump where many in the region had grumbled while the price of unleaded hovered around the $4 mark.

The average price of unleaded regular has dropped to $3.75 a gallon in the Buffalo area, down from $3.89 a month ago, according to GasBuddy.com, which tracks gas price trends across the country.  Nationally, the average price was down to $3.27 a gallon as of Saturday.

The downward trend can be attributed to two things, according to Gregg Laskoski, senior petroleum analyst for GasBuddy.com.

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Pottstown’s Annual Holiday Ball 2011

Pottstown’s Annual Holiday Ball 2011

Come As You Art - Pottstown Holiday Ball

Friday December 9th 8:00PM
310 East High Street, Pottstown, PA 19464
Pottstown Has the Biggest Balls of All!
~Inspired by the ACDC Song~

Come in costume as your favorite work of art or your favorite poet, musician, dancer, painter, mime, writer, clown, acrobat or movie star!!

$35-single $60-couple ALL INCLUSIVE:  divine munchies, luscious libations, (beer and wine), cerebral celebrations and full-frontal festiveness!

Dance the night away to the local, musical machinations of artists Marc Dryburgh (drums), Chris Coyle (bass), Ben Bullok (keyboard) Jazz, Blues and Funk

~ Silent Auctions ~

#1 Our friend, Sam, at Milkman Lunch Co. & Cake Shoppe will auction two original cakes made especially for the high bidders of these Sweet auctions.

#2 A tribute to Lady Gaga and doing good deeds in Pottstown. We can all pick up trash when we see it on our streets. One small action with big results! Look sharp in a swanky Trash Pick-Up Get Up. Be the winner of one of these bejeweled and feathered ensembles of themed accessories, including a 36″ trash picker upper with suction cup tips so you’ll never bend over to seize a twinkie wrapper from the sidewalk or gutter again!

All proceeds, (after we pay for this extravaganza), will be split between MOSAIC Community Land Trust and PDIDA. Two very worthy organizations doing very good deeds in Pottstown.

Buy your tickets online at the MOSAIC website: